Priebus appears to be trying to win back the social conservatives, after abandoning them in the 2012 election. Now he says that there is nothing that needs changing in the republican platform, but he still is dumping on the two candidates that his ‘administration’ threw under the bus in 2012.
Is Priebus feeling the loss? Have a lot of other people left the republican party after Mourdock and Akin were dumped by them in the 2012 election? Did they finally figure out that millions of conservatives stayed home last November, and that more of us are contemplating it this time?
Mourdock said absolutely nothing wrong in his interview. There were no biological errors. Some people believe in a less personal Deity, or would split theological hairs between the term “intend” and “allow”, but that is not an issue of biology. It should be permissible for a candidate to speak his religious beliefs.
Akin ‘hyperbolized’ the idea that stress could adversely affect fertility, but it remains essentially correct that pregnancy from rape only accounts for a tiny portion of abortions done in the U.S.
Neither candidate should have been abandoned for their statements, but Priebus and the republican elites threw these two under the bus at the behest of the leftist media.
Your friendly Pharmer would send money, again, to either man if they ran for office. Congratulations to both Mourdock and Akin for sticking by the MAJORITY of women who would not have an abortion if they became pregnant from rape, because they believe in the sacredness of life. Society has basically abandoned them, by expecting women who have been raped to kill their babies.
Republican leadership has been selling true conservatives out for years. It appears that Priebus wants to throw a tiny bone at those of us who have left them. After so many betrayals, this is not going to be effective.